Thursday, December 25, 2008

"A New Horizon For Us All"

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Christmas sermon:
[God] he has become flesh. He has come to live as part of a world in which conflict comes back again and again, and history does not stop, a world in which change and insecurity are not halted by a magic word, by a stroke of pen or sword on the part of some great leader, some genius. He will change the world and - as he himself says later in John's gospel -- he will overcome the world simply by allowing into the world the unrestricted force and flood of divine life, poured out in self-sacrifice. It is not the restoring of a golden age, not even a return to the Garden of Eden; it is more - a new creation, a new horizon for us all.

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